Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes
by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes Writing Style

Heavily Metaphoric, Sensual, and Poetic

Bradbury offers us richly layered prose that displays a slight obsession with metaphor. Jim is a kite, Will is earthbound. Will is a white rabbit. Will and Jim are tomcats. The library is not just a hushed, dark building full of books, but a "land bricked with paper and leather" where "anything might happen," where "a million folk ran toting canons, sharpening guillotines; Chinese, four abreast, marched on forever" (2.18). Nor does Bradbury's lush, imaginative style in this novel happen by chance. Rather, it invokes the worldview of thirteen-year-old boys for whom the world is alive with possibility and adventure.

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